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. this is 95 live in virginia. could it and out of baltimore. heavier volume but pretty good shape. >> thank you. >>> 6:01. we have breaking news where president obama and russian president are about to sign a landmark nuclear arms treaty. this is the so-called new start treaty and calls for each country to reduce its nuclear weapons stockpile by a third. president obama outlined his goal of eliminating nuclear weapons carried this treat must be approved by the senate and the russian parliament. we will follow this story as it breaks. >>> a diplomat cause in mid air scare late last night after reportedly lighting a cigarette in an airplane bathroom. this happened on a flight to denver. the man apparently made a joke about the shoe bomb. no one is laughing this morning. pamela brown has the latest details. good morning. >> this is a bizarre storyhat at one time was very alarming. a diplomat was supposedly on his way to denver on official and the seed business occurred he found himself at the center of a terror investigation. this is because of a cigarette and a joke. this is the scene on the
andrews air force base, over on the beltway close to pennsylvania avenue. let me take you to virginia. 395 traffic not found on the 14th street bridge, that crashed on the d.c. side of the bridge is a doozy. there's a lot of equipment on the scene with only one lane getting by. if you take mass-transit, i have no major disruptions. they are on normal service. >> it is 6:00. in our top story, the growing death toll in the wake of the strong storms that tore across the nation's south. authorities say at least 12 people are dead after high wind from a tornado leveled hundreds of palms. the same storm system is responsible for the severe weather here. courtney robinson is in the newsroom with more on that. good morning. >> what we did see was heavy rain and wind. in comparison, it is not much to what the south and midwest experienced since thursday, more than 80 twisters spotted. more than twice the number in all of march. 10 people are dead, including a baby and two children, killed by tornadoes in mississippi. if the twister left roughly to london mile-long track of destruction in the state.
are following developments from west virginia. rescuers have rumed their search for the missing miners. crews are pumping nitrogen into the upper big branch mine to try to flush out toxic gases. high levels of those gases forced rescue teams to cut short their rescue mission yesterday. emergency supplies will begin to run out. >> until we find out we do not have any use of the chambers, we will go into a recovery mode. >> we are planning to that hope. >> president obama has asked for a report on what may have caused this blast. >>> the man who prompted a terrorism scare is expected to leave the u.s. by today. he raised concerns by slipping into a bathroom to smoke a cigarette and then joked about blighting his shoes on fire. he was on his way to check on and imprisoned terrorists. >>> president obama is on his way home to sell the new nuclear arms treaty with russia. the trey was signed in prague yesterday and must now be approved by the senate. the president is confident enough republicans will support it. you can see more of the exclusive interview on "good morning america," says evan a.m.
. in virginia, nothing on the camera is spotted. out of springfield to get to tysons, headlights to or the pentagon are good. back to you. >> thank you. >>> wall street reform will get a second look today on capitol hill after the gop dealt democrats a major setback. republicans blocked efforts to begin debate on overhauling the financial regulation system. democrats need 60 votes. they ended up three short. majority leader harry reid is expected to try to call a second vote later today. our top story, all eyes on goldman sachs. deguzman giant is facing accusations that it bet against the american people and turned a profit on the country's economic collapse. -- the investment giant. it's going to capitol hill today and expected to deny investor fraud. >> when the hearing gets underway later today we will expect to hear from the goldman sachs ceo lloyd blankfein. he will start by thanking taxpayers for the bank bailout, noting that goldman has paid back with interest. he could face tough questions from lawmakers. goldman sachs executives could face a grilling on the hill today. >
are searching for simon asfeha, may be driving a 1999 silver acura with virginia tags xks-1522. >> eastern high school in d.c. will be back open today after a fire that was quickly contained. the school has been undergoing renovations. students have been attending classes in trailers. there were not impacted by the fire. >> of mechanical problems did not play a role in the weekend plane crash that killed poland owes the president, first lady, and 90 other people. readings from the black boxes indicate there were no technical problems with the plane. russian authorities say the pilot was warned about the weather before the plane crashed on saturday. federal investigators wi andll arrive in west virginia today. people gathered to remember the dead from the worst mine disaster in decades yesterday. high levels of toxic gas have prevented them from recovering all the bodies. another hole will have to be drilled before recovery efforts can continue. >> the virginia governor is urging residents to join a moment of silence. at 3:30 this afternoon and the west virginia governor is calling for a moment
will be closed. >> i will talk about travel times, which are in our favor along 270, 95. not bad in virginia. normal stuff on 66 out of manassas to get into vienna. 123 is open between international drive and the beltway. 95 in springfield. the normal pattern on the left side. headlights are northbound on the way to the pentagon. >> thank you. >>> we begin with breaking news. a violent night in howard county. four people were shot. pamela brown is live on the scene with some late breaking details. >> we know that two juveniles were shot and were taken to shock trauma. we're not sure about their condition. you can see crime solvers are on the scene looking for any evidence to piece together what exactly happened shortly after midnight. my photographer will show the car. this car with shattered windows, shattered glass and bullet holes. we're not sure what transport and we're hoping to find out more information. a mile away, we went there earlier this morning. it is a trailer park. there was a shooting there. their work two people shot. one was taken to the hospital. we're not sure about their
this morning. >> today marks the three-year anniversary of the virginia tech shooting which left 32 people and the gunman dead. today they will pay tribute to the victims on campus. classes will be cancelled. two benches will be dedicated to honor survivors and resilience of the community. a candlelight vigil will be held this evening. the police officers, new details in the store you birdsall on abc 7, the police officers caught on tape beating a university of maryland student are getting death threats. prince george's county police have suspended two more officers. two other officers were suspended after the video service on monday. it shows police beating john mckenna with a baton during a celebration last month. that was a celebration of the victory over duke. >> still ahead, our break at the verizon center. the capitals brought a close game into overtime. >> also, could this be another roadblock for representation? one lawmaker has promised to challenge the district's right to vote. >> above-average temperatures today. big changes for the weekend. you are >> happy friday morning. fina
to 25 after an explosion inside a mine in west virginia. four people are still reportedly trapped inside. the search has been stopped. pamela brown has the latest details. >> the outlook is becoming more grim. one safety official said it did not appear any survivors made it to a rescue chamber. rescue workers found one of two nearby chambers mt. >> if another explosion had occurred and with it would have lost 50 rescuers, it would have been just something unfathomable. " a buildup of methane gas in carbon monoxide prevented survivors to making it to the rescue chambers. at least 25 miners have been pronounced dead. they either died from the blast or from breathing in gas-filled air. some of the miners were leaving the site when the explosion occurred. it is too early to know the cause. the buildup of toxic gas has been a constant problem. >> that was pamela brown. it has been several years since the last major mine disaster here in the u.s. six miners and three rescuers were killed in utah. five people were killed in a kentucky mind. 12 people were killedn a methane explosion at the sago
in the low 70's. let's go to lisa baden. >> not much from virginia state police. prince william and stafford county, you cannot see much because of the fog. police are not working anything on 95, 395, or 66. let's look at 270 southbound approaching 109. we had a crash before 109, but that's gone. delays are on 85 getting to 80. there was another crash and that's on the beltway. 50, route 1, rhode island avenue are good alternates instead of the baltimore washington parkway. >> thank you for that. >>> breaking news from temple hillel. two prince george's county sheriff's deputies were involved in an overnight shooting at a nightclub. kathy park is joining us by phone. what can you tell us? >> according to the prince george's county sheriff's department, we understand that a fight broke out in the parking lot right in front of club elite on brinkley road in temple hill. this happened around 1:00 in the morning. the three men were involved in the scuffle. two sheriff's deputies working part-time at the club were trying to break up the fight. one of the suspects tried to flee in his car. ended u
the potomac in virginia several dozen people armed with weapons will hold a protest march at bradley point. if the group says it intends to be the first to hold a gun demonstration at a national park. >>> americans are losing faith in the government. 80% of people say they don't trust washington to solve the nation's problems. 22% say they can trust the government. nearly half say the government has a negative effect on their daily lives. most participants say washington is too big and powerful and interferes excessively and state and local matters. >> 15 years ago today one of the deadliest terror attacks on u.s. soil took place. 168 people were killed when timothy mcveigh exploded truck bomb outside the federal building in oklahoma city. survivors, family members, and hundreds of others will commemorate the anniversary. the ceremony will begin shortly before the time the bomb went off on april 19, 1995. >> hard to believe its 15 years. coming up, some good news for frequent fliers. carry on charges will not be the new norm for most major carriers. >> also, cutting congestion on one of ou
baden on the commute. >> 95 virginia northbound coming out of potomac mills to get through woodbridge is forced.-- the worst. in the district near the convention center they still have a lot of barricades' to move out of the roadway, mainly on the southern end of the convention center. every thing should be clear by the time you get there. light traffic volume in the district where they had the nuclear summit. everything should be open by the time you get there. if new york avenue looks good. a little portion of madison avenue is closed, but we are optimistic. let's look at traffic in virginia. springfield. the headlights are northbound leaving springfield for the pentagon. now to breaking news. >> we begin with the breaking news from western china. a strong earthquake has killed at least 200 people and injured thousands more. the 6.5 quake struck in the qinghai province, near the szechuan province where a 2000 earthquake killed 68,000 people. people fled to the streets in panic as buildings began collapsing. rescuers are trying to free people trapped in rubble. >> our other top story
and virginia. d.c. congresswoman eleanor holmes norton will fight the bill. >> still ahead, goldman sachs gets grilled. >> you knew it was a day [bleep] deal. >> the gulf coast is bracing for a major environmental disaster. thousands of gallons of oil could washed ashore in days. >> a new push to hang up and drive. abc 7 is helping oprah winfrey s with expedia, when you book your flight and hotel at the same time, voilÀ, you could save up to 450 bucks. and that could come in pretty handy. where you book matters. expedia. >> the coast guard may use fire to fight the huge oil slick in the gulf of mexico. they have been unable to stem the flow of oil from the rig that sank off louisiana coast. they may try to burn off the oil slick, which is 50 miles long and 80 miles wide. if that could begin as soon as today. the o's league is 20 miles from the louisiana coast. -- the oil slick. >> the national weather service canceled the frost advisory. temperatures will start climbing after sunset. it is still cold relative to what we are used to over the past weeks. it's dropped one degree in potomac. down
's coal mine explosion in west virginia has been delayed temporarily. investigators will not be able to go into the mine where 29 people died until all the bodies have been recovered. authorities say they will prosecute any criminal act that may have led to the country's worst mine disaster in decades. >>> as conspiracy theories swirl about in europe, human error may be to blame for the weekend plane crash that killed the polish president and 95 other key leaders in that country. question investigators said a pilot was urged to land elsewhere because of heavy fog, but ignored instructions. there's evidence the president himself may have pressured the pilot to land at the fogged in airport. >> there's a twist in the tennessee woman wh returno to the adopted son to russia -- the woman who returned her adopted son to russia. the family could face child neglect in loudoun county. >> there's no statute we can find if to charge anybody with on this. so, you are it. >> the little boy's mother wrote that he was violent, with severe psychopathic problems. that was on a note she sent with the child
and virginia drivers? my subaru saved my life. i won't ever forget that. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. >> you are watching abc7's good morning washington. with doug mcelway, alison starling, meteorologist brian van de graaff, and lisa baden with traffic. this is good morning washington, on your side. >> in our top stories, the new video has surfaced from the night at university of maryland student was beaten in college park. the video from the university of maryland offers a clear view of the area where jack mckenna was beaten. right now officials are investigating a two-minute gap in the video. several police officers have been suspended over the incident. a senior administration official says president obama has begun talking with potential supreme court nominees. that nominee would replace retiring justice john paul stevens. if this morning the president will talk about nominees with republicans and democratic leaders in the senate. airplanes are starting to occupy the skies over europe after a massive flight disruption due to the volcanic ash from iceland. officials say
is criticizing plans to allow offshore drilling off the virginia coast. the southern environmental law center says it would be a big environmental threat offering little oil and gas in return. off the brittany coast, visit would last only days or weeks -- office of virginia coast, they say it would only last days or weeks. >> president obama promised latino groups that he would take up the immigration reform during this first year in office, but the struggling economy and election-year politics if have caused him to postpone the issue. >>> arizona lawmakers have made changes to the controversial immigration bill is signed into law last week. lawmakers responded to charges it would lead to racial profiling by standing restrictions on using race or ethnicity as the basis for police to stop and ask for person's immigration status. the changes, on the heels of two lawsuits seeking to overturn the law. >> president obama has begun interviewing potential supreme court nominees. federal appeals court judge sidney thomas was invited to the white house last night and vice-president biden took part in
. it is in virginia. 395 northbound to get up to the pentagon. this is the delight to get past king street. they were doing earlier pothole stop. -- this is the the like to get past king street. that is all we need. long trips. >> thank you. >>> police say four people opened fire on tuesday night. one is still on the loose. we're learning new details about a possible motive. teaming up to try to stop the violence. courtney robinson is live with more. >> this community is calling this a senseless act of vience. police are searching for this fourth suspect, looking for any information they can. this as the community mourns the loss of four teenagers. brishell jones is one of four dead, killed in a hail of gunfire tuesday night. jones was just 68. >> my only child is dead. >> what makes it worse for her mother, nardyne jeffreries, as the one bracelet resulted in the shooting death earlier this month of jordan howe. a day after his death, a suspect in this murder, orlando carter, was shot in retaliation. he is being charged with three counts of murder. >> we have to come together and take their communiti
is stopped in the road tracks. they have been sitting and sitting. virginia, you are cool. nothing on 95, 66, or 395. the dulles toll road looks pretty sweet. not so much on 270. we go live southbound on 270. accident at 370. one lane gets by to the right. >> thank you. >>> 6:13 on this friday morning. 54 degrees. >> this is world autism day pared early intervention and the right teacher kenaf what if it snowed chocolate? what if sweet mocha fell from the sky? [ male announcer ] mcdonald's new mccafé frappe. a creamy blend of ice, coffee and mocha. or caramel. mmm. sweet. ♪ ba da ba ba ba >> you are watching abc 7's "good morning washington," with doug mckelway, alison starling, meteorologist brian van de graaff, weather, and lisa baden, traffic. this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> in our top stories, investigators are looking for suspects in an overnight shooting in southeast d.c. two men were shot last night in the 1300 block of congress street. this shooting took place a mile from where nine people were shot on tuesday. police did not believe there is a connection betw
with a light shower. >> blogging ok on 66 and 95 in virginia. 395 has a slowdown in the hov lane with a broken-down bus before seminary road. it's on the shoulder, but causing a slight distraction. let's look at the geico camera. there's a brief delay in the hov lane at seminary road. newschopper 7 in the next report. back to you. >> our top story this morning, new developments from the deadly mass shooting in southeast washington. prosecutors have dropped charges against a 14-year-old once thought to be behind the wheel during a drive-by. police have arrested two more people and the third is still on the run. kathy park has more details from police headquarters. >> district officials took an extraordinary step identifying 14-year-old malik carter, they don't normally reveal names of juvenile suspects. but, according to d.c. attorney general peter nickles, this had to be done to -- provide safety for the young man. >> there were circumstances at the time to arrest carter. but as the investigation progressed, there was significant development among the witnesses in terms of the interviews and
morning. welcome back. i'm adam caskey outside the virginia square metro station. it's not a bad day in the beltway. we have some cooler outlying areas. it's 51 degrees right here. in stafford it's in the upper 30's. this is a popular family, looking east from chesapeake beach over the chesapeake bay, a few clouds in the sky. clouds will increase throughout the midday and afternoon. 49 in chesapeake beach. today will be seasonable with highs in the upper 60's. morning sunshine gives way to midday clouds. gentle rain showers tomorrow. scattered, light rain. the weekend looks unsettled with cloudy skies and rain off and on. >> metrorail started the morning with emergency track maintenance for red line customers. however, they are reporting that track minutes is complete. no longer any delays expected according to metrorail along the red line. let's take you to newschopper 7. this is traffic leaving lake ridge. 95 lanes are open. its normal volume growing on 95 in prince william and in springfield. >> the capitals have taken a lead in the playoff series with montreal. it was a decision
, sunshine, westerly breeze. frost advisory expires at 9:00 a.m. now to lisa baden. >> in virginia the greenley is ok. 66 and 395, status quo. in the district there's a crash on 95 northbound off before the 11th street bridge near the suitland parkway, only one lane getting by. out of oxon hill going north, allow yourself extra time or wait a little later. in maryland, a vehicle rolled over, connecticut avenue at randolph. flashing lights, complicated, but doable. back to you. >> thank you. >>> 6:01. the nation joins the washinton community to say goodbye to dorothy height. flags are flying at half staff across the country. the sitting president will deliver the eulogy. her funeral is ending three days of celebration focus on her life and lasting impact. jennifer is at the national cathedral. good morning. >> good morning. there are 700 tickets being made available to the general public for this morning's durable set to begin at 10:00 a.m. dr. dorothy height spent her entire life serving the public. there's already a long line of people wanting to attend. we spoke with a woman a fe
x 0, orchard its fuel tank on 95 virginia coming through fredericksburg, there's a one-r delay. 95 north after route 3, there's only one lane open. in prince frederick maryland southbound 4 close to walmart, a pedestrian was hit. inner loop at the belt way out of tyson to bethesda, crashed on to the american legion bridge. traffic is sharing the left lane. >> a tough start. thank you. breaking news from northwest washington. two people injured at a fire at georgetown university. if it broke out at 3:00 a.m. at a building on the 3700 block of o street. firefighters put it out quickly. two contract workers were taken to hospital with burns on their arms and legs. the building had water and smoke damage. >> a r a the big story, two prince george's county police officers punished for their role in this video. both are serving a suspension while the department conducts an internal investigation into brutality claims. this morning we are learning new are learningwho they are -- we are learning new details about who they are. >> two police officers have been suspended. the department has
to 109. crawling a little bit on 95 in virginia. delays out of woodbridge to get into springfield. metro rail reporting they are on normal service. back to alison and doug. >> thank you. >>> we are about 10 minutes from the next trip to the international space station. this is the shuttle discovery. liftoff is scheduled for 6:21 and it has been given the ok for launch. only four more shuttle flights remain. >>> 6:12, 50 four degrees. >> in the report about >> you are watching abc 7's "good morning washington," with doug mckelway, alison starling, meteorologist brian van de graaff, weather, and lisa baden, traffic. this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> in our top stories, the redskins have a new phase of the franchise. the team will get donovan mcnabb from the eagles in exchange for two draft picks. he has spent his entire nfl career in philadelphia. mike shanahan called mcnabb an accomplice quarterback who has a proven track record. at least two people have been dead as a result of a powerful earthquake in california. it damaged buildings in mexico. there are reports of si
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